We can help. We provide free alternatives that address family and parenting matters. We work in the following areas:
Child Support Mediation
If you have a disagreement about visitation, custody or child support, co-parenting mediation helps to separate parents to take control of their lives and make joint decisions about their children’s future. If you have not filed a custody petition in Family Court, contact us to request mediation about co-parenting issues, including time with the children, schedules, and decision-making. Parents can choose to keep their agreement between themselves or file the agreement in Family Court.
Contact us directly to request child support mediation, whether the case has never been filed in court, it’s a first-time filing, or it’s a modification of an existing order. Children benefit from a stable and resilient relationship between their parents. Mediation offers a way for both parents to consider their individual needs and the needs of their children, while still being consistent with legal standards.
Mediation helps parents and teens ease tension in the home. We mediate issues like behavior, communication, curfew, and drug/alcohol use while maintaining confidentiality. Mediation supports families to talk things out.
Work out your differences if you’re in a couple. A trained mediator can help make difficult conversations easier. Couples mediation improves communication, rebuilds trust, and provides an opportunity to come up with solutions.
When an elder loved one requires a higher level of care, families come together to make decisions and prepare for a period of life transition. While difficult for any family, this can be especially challenging when there’s a history of conflict between family members. Emotions can be high, there might be concerns about strained financial resources, and the grieving process may be starting to take hold. Mediation offers a structured dispute resolution option that can be effective in supporting families during this critical time for issues such as health and medical care, finances, and living arrangements.
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